5 Video Games I Wish Were Movies (With Actor/Director Wishlist)

5 Video Games I Wish Were Movies (With Actor/Director Wishlist)

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GIF courtesy of theninetieskid

With so many book and video game adaptations going on in the world of Hollywood right now, it got me thinking, "What video games have I played that should be adapted into movie form." I know a lot of gamers and fans get skittish at the idea of their favorite games being brought to the big screen, but sometimes it works. This is of course opinion, but I love how fun the Resident Evil movies are and even enjoyed the first Silent Hill(though the acting was so-so).

My last post was about 7 video games that scared me, but today, I'd like to list out 5 video games I think would make really awesome movies if done right. If you care to notice, some come from my previous list. Let's do this. 


 1. F.E.A.R.

Photo courtesy of Game Pressure

Photo courtesy of Game Pressure

You may remember this from the last list, but that's because this game would make one hell of a movie. If done correctly, the character Alma could provide a lot of jump scares and just creepy scenes in general and maybe, JUST MAYBE, be played by Mackenzie Foy from Interstellar. I'd love for them to stick closely with the first game's story line and even recreate some of the same scenes. Also, can we get Guillermo Del Toro to direct?

2. Battle Toads

Photo courtesy of Listal/Sega

Photo courtesy of Listal/Sega

Battle Toads was one of those games that I never beat, but loved to play. If Michael Bay can bring back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then creating the Battle Toads is definitely doable. Who Wouldn't want to see giant toads with sunglasses with moves like punching or kicking with an enlarged fist or boot, head-butting with huge ram horns, or by transforming into a wrecking ball!? I say get Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, and Donald Glover to play the toads. Go ahead and have Louis Leterrier direct! This needs to be made. I'll call Hollywood first thing tomorrow.

3. Clock Tower

Photo courtesy of Moby Games

Photo courtesy of Moby Games

I mentioned this game in my article last week, but man, this game would be amazing as a movie. The sheer thought of a murderer on screen killing people with hedge clippers sounds awesome. It could be this generation's Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It could be something like "London's Hedge Clipper Massacre" and film the whole thing near or in Big Ben (or maybe let's just stick with the original title.) Also, let Eli Roth have it and tell him this must be the most gruesome film he's ever made. The psycho should be played by Robert Englund.  I'll be waiting.

4. Gauntlet

Photo courtesy of The Old Computer/Tengen

Photo courtesy of The Old Computer/Tengen

I should probably be clear here, I don't mean a movie like THIS. I want a live action film that looks like it's from the 80's with all of the same outfits as above. The Wizard could be played by Jeff Bridges, the Elf by Elijah Wood, the Valkyrie by Rooney Mara, and the Warrior by Jason Momoa. This movie would be so easy to write! Give the directing power to Peter Jackson.

5. Paperboy

Photo courtesy of Game-Oldies

Photo courtesy of Game-Oldies

When I say "Please, make a Paperboy movie!" I don't mean like the Zac Efron 2012 Thriller/Drama. What I want, is a comedic movie where someone in Hollywood takes Dennis the Menace and mashes it up with Jackass and Pineapple Express. Now, I don't claim to know what that would be like or if that's even a great idea, but it's still what I want; hell, it's what we deserve. Additionally, let Andy Samberg play the paperboy, but dress him like a teenager and have him be around 15 years old in the movie. Make Seth Rogen the Director. Why hasn't anyone given me creative power in the movie industry yet?


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